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44 Companies to Develop Tech Solutions for NATO’s Identified Challenges

NATO’s Defence Innovation Accelerator for the North Atlantic has selected 44 companies to develop technology solutions that will help the security alliance address challenges on energy resilience, undersea sensing and surveillance, and secure information sharing. Following its Thursday announcement, the organization also called for mentors and experts to guide the first batch of innovators and...


Canada To Establish Regional Office of NATO Tech Accelerator Program in Halifax

Bill Blair, minister of Canada’s Department of National Defence, has announced an initial investment of about $19 million to open the North American regional office for the NATO Defence Innovation Accelerator for the North Atlantic in Halifax. The upcoming facility will open in 2024. Blair made the announcement during his keynote address at the 15th...


NATO Selects Boeing E-7A to Replace Aging E-3A Early Warning Fleet

NATO has selected Boeing’s E-7A Wedgetail as its new command and control aircraft.  In a press release, the security alliance said a “consortium of allies” approved the acquisition. The next-generation E-7A aircraft will replace NATO’s aging E-3A Airborne Warning and Control fleet, which has been in use since the ’80s. It is a militarized version of...


US, Czech Republic Strengthen Defense Partnership, Reaffirm Ukraine Support

The United States and the Czech Republic have reaffirmed their friendship and shared commitment to upholding democratic principles and human rights.  On Tuesday, Spencer P. Boyer, deputy assistant secretary of defense for European and NATO policy, welcomed Jan Jireš, director general for defense policy and strategy at Czechia’s Ministry of Defense, at the Pentagon for the...


Comtech Secures Spectra Group Deal to Equip NATO, European Union Customers With BLOS Capabilities

Comtech has secured a $20 million deal from United Kingdom-based Spectra Group to provide NATO and European Union customers with the Compact Over-the-Horizon Transportable Terminal system. The agreement will deliver secure and resilient beyond-line-of-sight capabilities to military users, according to Comtech President and CEO Ken Peterman. The company’s Troposcatter Family of Systems will provide blended...


NATO, US Suspend Obligations Under CFE Treaty After Russia Quits As Signatory

Nearly two years into its war with Ukraine, Russia has officially withdrawn from the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe. In response, NATO is suspending operations for the Cold War-era security pact.  The CFE Treaty was ratified in 1990, a year after the fall of the Berlin Wall, and entered into force in 1992. The treaty...


Germany Denies Leaving Future Combat Air System Project

A German Ministry of Defense spokesperson has denied a report in The Times that Berlin may exit from the Future Combat Air System/SCAF next-generation fighter project it is partnered with France and Spain. The unnamed spokesperson told Breaking Defense that “Germany is sticking to the joint project” and the partnership is building the first FCAS...


US Hosts Radiological, Nuclear Training for Slovenian Armed Forces, Civilian Agencies

Personnel from the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration have conducted training on how to respond to radiological emergencies with a United States ally in Europe.  In Kranj, Slovenia, over 25 participants, including members of the Slovenian Armed Forces and Criminal Police Directorate, took part in the International Radiological and Nuclear Training for Emergency Response course. ...


NATO’s Military Committee Chief Shares Regional Plan to Address Threats in the Arctic

Melting Arctic sea ice is creating new routes that adversaries like Russia and China may utilize for “potentially nefarious intentions,” warned the chair of the military committee for NATO.  At the 10th Arctic Circle Assembly held in Iceland, Adm. Rob Bauer, who also serves as military adviser to the secretary general of NATO, presented the...


MOU to Bolster NATO Allies’ Joint Purchases of Air Defense Equipment

Ten NATO defense ministers signed a memorandum of understanding on Wednesday to further develop the European Sky Shield Initiative. The initiative, launched in 2022 and spearheaded by Germany, enables the joint procurement of air and missile defense systems through efficient and cost-effective, interoperable, off-the-shelf solutions. The ESSI “shows the value of allies stepping up to...

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